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Architecture students design a new green complex to bring education, clean water and sustainable food sources to East African villages

Architecture students design a new green complex to bring education, clean water and sustainable food sources to East African villages

PHOTO Last spring, a handful of architecture students were faced with a daunting and unfamiliar challenge: design a school for a village 8,000 miles away in the African Simanjiro region, where water is scarce, the average wage is $1.25 a day and half the children die by age 5. Michael Garrison, professor in the School…   » Continue Reading

Scientists seek sustainable water supply for a thirsty world

Scientists seek sustainable water supply for a thirsty world

Edge of the Desert: Around the world, water supplies are threatened. The discovery of drugs in public drinking water is just the latest crisis in the United States. From California to Columbia, a larger problem looms—the ongoing availability of the resource itself. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are at the forefront of scientific efforts to ensure a sustainable global water supply, examining water use for energy, agriculture and population growth.